First Friday is Juneau’s monthly celebration of all things artistic. Here’s a look at what’s going on around town…

Alaska Robotics
4:30 – 8:00 p.m.
220 Front St.

Alaska Robotics gallery is featuring the work of Eisner nominated comic artist Dylan Meconis of Periscope Studios. There will be a presentation at 7:00 p.m. by Meconis and Katie Lane. Lane is a lawyer who works with independent creators on negotiations and contracting.

Annie Kaill’s
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
244 Front St.

Annie Kaill’s November First Friday event again welcomes two talented artists: prolific artist and illustrator Barbara Lavallee and Juneau artist Alice Tersteeg.

4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
127 N Franklin St.

Juneau Symphony will host a meet-and-greet for their conductor candidate Troy Quinn in the Bubble Room. There will also be live music and a no-host bar.

The Canvas
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
223 Seward St.

Canvas will showcase “UnMap,” a collection of new porcelain work by Brandon Howard displayed on boxes, shelving and tables made from refined pallets.


City Museum
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
114 West Fourth St.

Three exhibits will open at the City Museum as part of November’s First Friday including solo shows by painter Marianne Manning and cartoonist Tony “TOE” Newman. “Downtown Sights: Paintings from the Collection” includes eight works of art by five local artists: Phyllice Bradner, Barbara Craver, Jay Crondahl, Sue Kraft and Alan Munro. Treats and beverages will be provided and many of the artists will be in attendance for Friday’s reception.

Coho’s Bar & Grill
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
51 Egan Dr. (at Goldbelt Hotel)

Coho’s Bar and Grill will have live music by Bob Bloom and art work by Frank Mooney. There will also be a wine tasting, wine flights, Appy hour (including a choice of 12 appetizers for half price), charcuterie and cheese platters.

4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
917 Glacier Ave

Coppa will display 8 groups of quilts, each containing mini square quilts. Each group features a theme in response to a color play challenge, and 12 artists’ interpretation of that theme.

GCI Store Downtown
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
118 Seward St.

Juneau photographer Michael Phelps will be showcasing his Alaska photos of spectacular scenery and wildlife. Cookies and refreshments will be served.

Gigi Monroe Designs
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
418 Harris St. (Arcticorp Building)

Gigi Monroe Designs invites all to stop by the brand new studio and see custom designed wigs and costumes, handmade by owner James Hoagland. Come to the grand opening of Alaska’s First Drag Queen Depot!

Hearthside Books
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
254 Front St.

Cathy Connor will be signing the new edition of Roadside Geology of Alaska at Hearthside Books.

Juneau Arts & Cultural Center
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
350 Whittier St.

The JACC will host an exhibit titled “Together,” a creation of a husband-wife team—Gordon Harrison, a calligrapher, and Sarah Isto, a poet.

Juneau Artists Gallery
4:30 – 8:00 p.m.
175 S. Franklin St. (Senate Mall)

Photographer Toby Harbanuk is the featured artist for the month of November. Harbanuk’s photographs are printed through a special process on aluminum that makes the pictures spectacularly vivid. Refreshments will be provided.

Kindred Post
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
145 S. Franklin St.

Kindred Post will host “Mealtime Antics,” a photo booth by Ariel Rolfe and Kelsey Lovig. They’ll provide classic dinner props along with some avant garde table adornments, exotic entrees, and domestic attire–everything needed for a family dinner snapshot. There will also be live music from Cats and Kites (Mackenzie Merrill and JD Miller).

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
360 Egan Dr.

KTOO will host “Snow Show,” a mixed media exhibit of work celebrating winter and snow in Juneau. Featured artists include Patti Hutchens-Jouppi and Teri TIbbett. Refreshments will be provided.

Pipeline Skate Park
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
2400 Mendenhall Loop Rd.

First Friday at the Skate Park celebrates the new work of internationally renowned artist, Spencer Keeton Cunningham at the Pipeline Skate Park. Cunningham has worked all over the world but is currently working in Juneau. His work is largely satirical, relating to Alaskan politics, climate change and local history.

Rainforest Yoga
5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Emporium Mall

Rainforest Yoga will offer an hour of yoga led by Bev Ingram. This class will help you cultivate an open heart and quiet mind.

Red Dog Saloon
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
278 S Franklin St.

Red Dog will have an art show titled, “Juneau’s Underland Wonderland,” a collection of photos of underground mines in the Juneau area by Brian Weed. There will also be a slideshow of the mines.

The Rookery
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
111 Seward St.

Mary VanderJack, a local wedding photographer and part time art teacher displays her merge photography work for the first time in her show, “Layers.” There will also be calendars and cards of her work available with a percentage donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Silverbow Bakery
4:30 – 10:00 p.m.
120 2nd St.

Silverbow will continue to show “Wilderness Art,” featuring the work from artist residencies in Tracy Arm. The wine bar will be open.

“Sticks and Stones” by Dean Guaneli/“Playing with Oil” by Cristine Crooks
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
917 Glacier Ave (next to Coppa)

Juneau artists Dean Guaneli and Cristine Crooks present their most recent artistic endeavors. Guaneli’s show, “Sticks & Stones” features sculptures, mobiles and stabiles. Crooks’ show, “Playing with Oil” features her year-long adventure to learn about oil by completing 100 small oil paintings. There will also be an exhibit of the original art selected for the 11th annual Plein Rein calendar.

Suite 5 Studio and Gallery
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
119 Seward St. (Suite 5, second floor)

Elise Tomlinson will showcase 10 new oil paintings, as well as some works in progress and older paintings. There will be refreshments.

Alaska State Library
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
333 Willoughby Avenue (8th floor in the State Office Building)

The Alaska State Library is exhibiting a selection of quilts from the Capital City Quilt Guild’s show “Outside My Window” for the months of November and December. Refreshments will be served.

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